The mini-evaluation

How do you know if you are doing a good job?

This question, which frames the course, requires evidence to answer with confidence. Evaluation data can provide some of this evidence.

This week’s main task is for you to complete your own mini-evaluation of one aspect of your teaching or practice.

For this task, you will be able to apply the 3 stage framework (below) and evaluation tools as well as take a reflective stance on the process (described in the first week).

Your mini-evaluation includes:

  1. Choose an area of your practice (Step 4.3) which you would like to improve and articulate an enhancement goal. For example: I would like to improve the student experience in the lab that I redesigned OR I would like to make the design of an online quiz more effective.

  2. Identify the appropriate methods (Step 4.4) to carry out the evaluation of your practice in line with what has been discussed in the previous sections.

  3. After carrying out the mini-evaluation (Step 4.5), use the template below to consolidate your findings, your experience of conducting the evaluation and your reflection on the process (Step 4.7) informing future actions leading to an enhancement of your practice.

Simplified 3 stage integrated teaching development framework. Stage 1: Determine a positioning, Stage 2: Choose interpretational lenses, perspectives and data sources, Stage 3: Integrate interpretations and critically reflect

Simplified 3 stage integrated teaching development framework (Vigentini, Negin & Kligyte, 2016). Used with permission.

References

Vigentini, L., Mirriahi, N. & Kligyte, G. (2016). From reflective practitioner to active researcher: Towards a role for learning analytics in higher education scholarship. In M. J. Spector, B. B. Lockee and M.D. Childress (Eds). Learning, Design, and Technology, Switzerland: Springer, pp 1-29.

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Introduction to Enhancing Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

UNSW Sydney